More parents prompted to spare kids from Common Core testing

More parents in Pennsylvania — and across the nation — are choosing to opt their children out of Common Core exams… More

Bill Green won’t go to court to win back the title of SRC chair

Eight days ago, Bill Green was removed from his position as chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission by Gov. Wolf, who named commissioner Marjorie Neff to replace him. Green responded that Wolf didn't have the authority to remove him and said he would contest the action in court… More

EDITORIAL: House charter school bill a good start

Some parents, for one reason or another, aren't happy with a traditional public education. And we don't begrudge them the choice to send their children to a publicly funded charter or cyber-charter school. But that choice shouldn't come at the expense of taxpayers who foot the bill for all options… More

School budgets planned without earmarked funds

With staggering pension obligations and cuts to state funding, many local school districts are preparing to adjust their taxes… More

GOP senators to superintendents: Don’t count on Wolf’s plan

Top Republican state senators are warning Pennsylvania’s public school superintendents to be conservative in next year’s budget planning and not to count on the aid proposed in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan… More

Gov. Wolf puts proposed school spending breakdown on website

Gov. Tom Wolf has launched www.schoolsthatteach.com, a website that gives district-level information on his proposal for school spending and property-tax relief… More

Armstrong School District considers Saturdays in order to make up for missed time

Armstrong School District officials are attempting to make up unscheduled snow days without having to reschedule its June 3 graduation ceremonies. That may require holding classes on one or two Saturdays, officials said… More

Bob Casey aims for Washington to help reduce school suspensions

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is going after school suspensions. Casey, D-PA, this week introduced a bill aimed at reducing the rate of student suspension across the nation's schools. Casey's bill – Keep Kids in School Act – specifically takes aim at the discrepancies in the nation's suspension rates… More

Wolf’s tax-a-palooza

It was big and bold. It was a political document, to be sure. It was clearly more than the Republican-controlled state Legislature can swallow… More

Wolf’s Jenga-like budget makes each piece key

In his budget address last week, Gov. Tom Wolf boiled down his $33.8 billion spending plan to three phrases: Jobs that pay. Schools that teach. Government that works… More